We were having a leakage issue in our basement that was due to moisture in our chimney. The frigid Chicago weather has caused quite a havoc this winter. Lindemann was able to diagnose the problem and ... - Steve M. (Chicago, IL)
My experience with Lindemann was excellent. They came out and did what no one else could. Mine was a smoke issue. After having a fire the entire house would smell of smoke. I could have hung pork bell... - Frank F. (Mount Prospect, IL)
These guys are great! We had our chimney inspected/cleaned by Jim who was extremely knowledgeable and super nice! Definitely recommend these guys! And free wood with the chimney cleaning! Super! ... - Steve S. (Chicago, IL)
Every three to four seconds a robin has flown at my living room window. It doesn’t matter that the window remains unchanged. It doesn’t move. It doesn’t “fight back” and yet the robin persists. After an hour of what I came to think of as harassment (that’s roughly 180 thumps against my window) I couldn’t take it anymore. I opened the window and the robin looked at the window for a while and flew away. As I type this afternoon, the robin is back after I shut the window because of the cool breeze. It has resumed thumping the window every three seconds. The dog has once again retired to the other side of the room. It even annoys her.
My point is that Mother Nature is very persistent. If a bird wants to nest in your chimney and you don’t have a chimney cap, then you better believe that bird will have a nest in the chimney before the sun goes down. If it is a chimney swift, which is protected, you can’t remove the nest but have to wait until the nest is abandoned. That’s a lot of chirping echoing around in your chimney.
Raccoons? They love chimneys too! And so do their babies. And they aren’t exactly quiet either. And, yes, they use the “little animals room” right by your fireplace damper. Yep. The damper you open up in the fall. So call us at 847-739-4199 or click here to contact us about a chimney cap for your home.
Posted by Karen Stickels Lamansky, author of Design Ideas for Fireplaces, published by Creative Homeowner Press.